There are a wealth of community services available, including neighborhood centres and family support centres. Home and Community Care (HACC) services play an important role in Maitland in assisting the frail, the aged and young disabled people. HACC services and facilities include home maintenance, respite care, a senior citizens centre and Home Care.Hospitals and Health Care
Maitland's Health Services include the Maitland Hospital, Maitland Private Hospital, the Lower Hunter Community Health Care Centre, five aged care facilities, two baby health centres and one Family Care Cottage. The city has over 150 hospital beds, plus 867 child care early learning places.Education and Training
Maitland offers high quality education through 28 Primary Schools and five High Schools, including the Hunter Valley Grammar School. There are also numerous pre-school and day care facilities available.
Maitland has training and education facilities that you would normally only expect to find in capital cities. Hunter Institute of TAFE Maitland Campus offers over 750 courses and has been an important part of growing the resident and business community skills base since it was established in 1987. Maitland TAFE Campus offers courses in accordance with TAFE NSW, Australia's leading vocational education and training provider.
The Hunter Institute of Technology has a campus in Maitland, as does the privately owned Hunter Valley Training Company, Australia's largest group trainer. These facilities provide excellent training in all fields, especially building and construction, engineering, mining, tourism and business administration.
Source: ABS Census of Population and Housing, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011
More detailed population information is available by consulting the Maitland Community and Economic Profiles.
Lattitude South 32o45'
Longtitude East 151o35'
Elevation above sea level 6 metres
Area 396.27 kilometres
Annual average rainfall (mm) 804.3
Temperature (Celsius) Avg Daily Max Avg Daily Min
January 30.4 18.4
July 18.0 6.4
Local Government Personnel
General Manager Mr David Evans
Group Manager, Planning, Environment and Lifestyle Mr Bernie Mortomore
Group Manager, Infrastructure and Works Mr Chris James
Group Manager, Administration and Governance Mr Graeme Tolhurst
Executive Manager, Strategy & Performance Ms Leah Flint
Executive Manager, Major Projects Mr Wayne Cone
Executive Manager, Human Resources Ms Marie O Connell
Local Members of Parliament
|Paterson||Ms Meryl Swanson
||Australian Labor Party
||02 4983 2401|
|Newcastle||Ms Sharon Claydon||Australian Labor Party||02 4926 1555|
|Maitland||Ms Jenny Aitchison||Australian Labor Party||02 4933 1617|
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